Southsea Community Cinema to Open in Southsea this Christmas time

Southsea Community Cinema is hosting its first season at the Glass House in the Pyramid Centre with its 2020-21 winter program.  Along with many other community cinemas across the country who are working successfully with local councils, universities, schools and community groups across the UK, Southsea Community Cinema will deliver world class films and film related activities providing a much desired cultural outlet.

As a member of the UK Cinema For All organisation, we strive to show films that deal with contemporary issues affecting our community.  In addition to showing a broad array of films from around the world enhanced with guest speakers and themed exhibitions, we will be running film making classes for all ages and host local film making competitions.’ says Aysegul Epengin, the cinema development manager. She adds: Thank you very much to Portsmouth City Council, BH Live-The Pyramids Centre, BFI FAN, SPACEHIVE, INTO FILMS  and PEARL&DEAN for supporting our cinema in these uncertain times.

Working with local organizations, Southsea Community Cinema programming will continue the tradition of delivering community focused film festivals; Green Festival, LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Short::Cuts Film Festival, Black History Month season.  Our opening features, Recovery Festival III highlighting issues facing those individuals in recovery with panel discussions with organizations providing support in Portsmouth to individuals and their families.

Family focused programming will favour rich and educational film examples rather than the run-of-the-mill blockbuster films. Film-making workshops will encourage students to produce their mini stories and share them with the public.  At the Glass House we will resume the I AM ONLY HUMAN II class for 17 young adults telling stories on film about how crime in Portsmouth affects them and their peers. The class is being conducted in partnership with the Hampshire Constabulary. 

Southsea Community Cinema will also set a regular online film watching program with  https://yourscreen.net and kids film club with https://www.intofilm.org

Having operated out of the University of Portsmouth for the past several years and following on the success of the Sunset outdoor summer programs, Portsmouth Film Society is one step closer to having a permanent home in Southsea.

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Southsea Community Cinema will set family friendly Christmas films on 18, 19, 20 December for families and residence. The program to be announced soon.

Welcome to Southsea Community Cinema

In anticipation of the Government’s loosening of COVID restrictions in December, Portsmouth Film Society is pleased to announce the winter season of the Southsea Community Cinema at the Portsmouth Pyramids Glass House.

Films will be shown on Friday and Saturday after 3rd of December 2020 within 3 month long winter program.  Southsea Community Cinema will deliver world class films providing a much-desired cultural outlet following COVID-19 guidance. We will wait to see what the Government plans further and  we will adapt ourselves with the regional tier requirements.

Family-focused programming will favour rich and educational film examples rather than the run-of-the-mill blockbuster films. Film-making workshops will encourage students to produce their mini stories and share them with the public.  At the Glass House we will resume the I AM ONLY HUMAN II class for 17 young adult students telling stories on film about how crime in Portsmouth affects them and their peers. The class is being conducted in partnership with the Hampshire Constabulary. Southsea Cinema will also set a regular online film watching program with  https://yourscreen.net and kids film club with https://www.intofilm.org

All events are open to the public with screenings free for people who work in NHS as a career. Tickets: £5 or £6 each, can be purchased here:

Tickets

First two weeks film program will be announced soon.
Covid-19 rules:
We are following social distancing and hygiene guidelines. Attendees need to comply with the current regulations around face coverings.
Masks are required to be worn for the duration of time in the venue.

Your details will be collected for track and trace on arrival. You will have your temperature checked on entry.
If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, high temperature, loss of taste and/or smell,
or a new continuous cough then you should refrain from attending. 

Southsea Community Cinema wishes to thank our loyal film audience, volunteers and organizations who have supported us over the years to make this dream a reality. In particular, the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth City Council, BFI FAN Film Hub South West and The Lottery Fund.

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We will run a part time cinema with 40 seats and  educational activities for all ages. Our screenings will be Friday and Saturday evenings and our educational activities will be Saturday afternoon for winter season. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.  admin@southseacinema.co.uk

Along with many other community cinemas across the country who have been working successfully with local councils, universities, schools and community groups across the UK, Southsea Community Cinema will deliver world class films providing a much-desired cultural outlet following COVID-19 guidance. We will wait to see that the Government plans further and  we will adapt to regional tier requirements. Our tier system/ lockdown systems in the regions of the UK and how cinemas are affected here: 

Please share this with your friends and Southsea residents. Thank you very much.

Other funding links:

https://www.spacehive.com/southsea-community-cinema

https://app.thegoodexchange.com/

More information:

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/politics/council/portsmouth-film-society-plan-

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